Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Flea Time Again, Here Comes Summer!

As much as I didn't want to do it, I had to go and buy some frontline plus today for my dogs flea problem. I tried many many different holistic or natural products and nothing seemed to work. My poor pups were starting to scratch and it wasn't getting any better. At the same time, I bought some "bug-out" to sprinkle around in the yard outside to help the flea situation there too. It's almost summer and fleas really get worse as the weather gets warmer, so I had to break down and do it, as much as I didn't want to. I honestly thought that some of the natural remedies out there would help but honestly, they didn't. Maybe you know of something that DOES work, and if so, please let me know. Thanks!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Dog Food Update

Amongst many things, two of my three chis have developed an allergy to this new food, and their skin has turned bright red....geez, just when I thought that I had found something that they really liked. I went to a pet store in my area and talked to the owner. He had several suggestions for me. I took a couple of trial packs of nature's variety, and guess what? My chis were fighting over it! That was such a suprize for me because they normally don't fight over their foods. I am now trying this to see how it does for them. In the mean time, they are still onry as ever.

Monday, April 14, 2008

I Think I Found A Good Dog Food

I have been racking my brain over finding a good dog food and I have been on many different sites looking. I think that there is so much controversy over dog foods that it makes me dizzy. What can I buy that's good for my dogs, yet something that I can actually afford? Geez, there are so many to choose from. I had settled on 4 different brands. 1. Canidae, 2. Avoderm, 3. Chicken Soup, 4. Innova. I checked all of these out online. They all seem to be pretty good. I tried to buy Canidae but left the seller several messages but never got a call back....maybe she just isn't selling it anymore? I also went to the store to pick up a bag of Avoderm because Petco will let me take it back if my dogs don't like it......well, I had also heard that Solid Gold was good too. I saw it there on the shelves and decided to compare the ingredients from the Avoderm to the Solid Gold. I decided to take the Solid Gold, hoping that my picky eaters would eat it. Much to my suprize, they did!!! The chunks are way bigger than they like, so I put some in a baggie and crunched them up a little, then I added just a tiny amount of water and they ate like no tomorrow!!!! Who would have thought! I also had a sample pack of the wee bits, also by solid gold and they ate that too. My oh My what a suprize! What dog foods have you tried for your chis that they liked? I would love to know what everyone else uses!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Again Come The Flea Problems !

I don't like sounding like a broken record here, but here we are experiencing fleas again!! This is getting past the point of ridiculous and my poor babies are miserable. I went on a search again, to see what would work. Those nasty flea drops that you put on their necks just don't work very long for us, about a week or so, but that's not worth the cost that I am paying for them.......so, I started looking for some natural stuff. I really did find a few things on the market that are safe for them. I bought a de-flea spray that had some natural stuff in it. I also have discovered that what you feed them really DOES make a difference. Healthy dogs normally do not have many fleas, if any. At least that's what I have been reading about. I am on a hunt to find a better food for them. I have found several great websites about food. http://dogfoodanalysis.com is a great site, also I have found other ratings at http://hubpages.com/hub/Dog_Food_Review
If anybody else has anything else to offer, please let me know. So far, I think that there are many great dog foods on the market, but geez, watch out for the prices !!